Junior Systems Administrator

The Junior System Administrator supports a Civilian Agency Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) organization protecting the network security of tens of thousands of users. The work site is located in Leesburg, Virginia.

Junior System Administrator responsibilities include:

• Support the stable operation of SOC computing infrastructure in a team environment:

• Perform/monitor daily backup of critical data.

• Installation and configuration of Windows and Linux.

• Windows and Linux platform maintenance, patch review, systems checking, new system acquisition and deployment, and implementation of hardened windows and Linux platforms.

• Troubleshooting Windows and Linux operating system and system hardware.

• Administration of Windows and Linux operating system to include (but not limited to): Managing disk usage - Generating required reports for management - Auditing use of server resources - Monitoring security settings on network resources.

• Document system configurations and update existing system documentation.

• Evaluate new software being considered for use in Windows and Linux environment.

• Scripting experience is preferred.

• Experience with DELL/SAN storage.

• Installing, configuring, patching, upgrading and maintaining Windows 7/2008/2012 servers and workstation.

• Maintain Windows DNS server with Active Directory integrated.

• Create, modify, and change MS domain user/computer accounts.

• Maintain and configure printers.

• Maintain Ghost images.

• Ensure all systems are running antivirus clients with most recent AV signatures.

• Perform configuration/life cycle management.

• Repair/replace hardware and software as required.

• Track software licensing.

• Configure/administer network devices.

• Correct/mitigate vulnerabilities as required.

• Create/update documentation.

• Review and provide input to Government policy, procedures and publications.

• Provide user training.

• Request/review quotes from vendors and coordinate purchase with authorized government personnel.

• Provide technical review/support to internal project managers/technical leads.

• Provide systems/network installation/administration support to project managers/tech leads.

• Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.

Qualities/Additional info: Junior System Administrator should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills. System Administrator (Linux/Windows) Infrastructure Team

Lead should also be a self-starter, capable of working projects, independently if necessary. Frequent interaction with government client is required. Occasional local travel. Infrequent (<5%) long distance travel.

Required Education and Experience:


- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.


- Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience.


- In addition to required education or equivalent experience;

- Minimum five (5) years IT experience with at least three (3) years experience administering Red Hat Linux and Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2013.

- Must have five (5) years experience as a Network Administrator in LAN/WAN environment, knowledge with Cisco Switching/Routing/Security administration and maintenance. Server Configuration, Setups and Installations.

- Excellent analytical and communicative skills along with collaborative, teaming and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Experience:

- Experience with Windows 2008/2012 Active Directory, MS Exchange and MS Outlook, and Citrix administration.

- Firewall administration experience (Checkpoint NG, etc.).

- Experience with Dell servers/workstations and CISCO routers/switches.

- Experience with LAN/WAN architecture. Experience with ArcSight ESM.

- Experience with Java scripting.

- Firewall administration experience (Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco, etc.).

- Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC).

MCSE, CCNA and/or CCSA Certification.

- RHCE, Certification and/or MCSE, CCNA, CCSA.

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